TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that Kae Kurahashi, an employee in its Human Resources Development Division, was named a Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2017 Asia-Oceania Zone Championship, held August 27-31 in New Zealand, as a member of Japan’s national wheelchair rugby team.
Wheelchair rugby players are classified in seven stages from 0.5 to 3.5 points in 0.5 point increments depending on their level of disability. Kurahashi was selected as the MVP in the “0.5” point classification.
Japan’s national team placed second among four participating countries – Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea, and qualified for the world championships.
MOL will help further expand wheelchair rugby and foster an environment that encourages its diverse employees to play active roles inside and outside the company.